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Friday, March 22, 2013, 8:57 p.m.

The worker toils at his unceasing labor and cries out for respect. Children should respect their parents.

But no respect is given as lying, cheating and stealing continue.

There is no respect for the right to life, from the defenseless in the womb through those of frail old age.

There is no respect for the divorcee or the companion cast aside, not to mention the children of these unions.

Life and property are held in no respect — not when there are those who are a law unto themselves and respect no higher authority. For these their motto is: “If it feels good, do it.”

There is no respect for others' wishes but only their own selfish interests. There is no respect for the laws and courts of our land, where lawyers wrangle over the meaning of the law and search for truth. Our prisons are full of the convicted, but is there remorse and repentance? There is lacking respect for a higher power, which monitors our behavior and is a merciful but just judge.

Perhaps many need to read and ponder in their hearts the Ten Commandments. Let our children read them and decide if there is wisdom contained within.

The fool in his heart says there is no God (Psalm 14:1).

Lucinda Vinoski


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